Traffic stop yields drugs, machete

MILLSBORO — Drugs and a large machete were found following a Tuesday traffic stop on Indian Mission Road, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Joshua L. Wharton, 52, of Lewes, was driving a black Chevrolet Silverado when stopped on a window tint violation, authorities said, at approximately 1:23 p.m. A trooper detected […]

Heroin, cocaine, marijuana arrest in Millsboro

MILLSBORO — A 27-year-old man was arrested on drug charges following a Feb. 14 incident during a proactive patrol in the Long Neck area, Delaware State Police said. Jamar A. Jones was initially contacted at the rear off the Sea Esta Motel at 100 Seafarer’s Village Road, authorities said. An odor of marijuana was detected […]

Pedestrian dies in Millsboro crash

MILLSBORO — A 47-year-old Millsboro woman was fatally struck while trying to cross John J. Williams Highway (Del. 24) just west of Rosedale Road on foot Thursday morning, Delaware State Police said. The victim, who police said was not equipped with a light or wearing reflective clothing, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately […]

Final golf cart draft earmarked for Millsboro’s legislative reps

MILLSBORO — The town of Millsboro has put its draft charter change in the hands of its legislative liaisons, seeking Delaware General Assembly approval to change the town charter change to allow golf carts on town-maintained roadways — with requirements. Town council at its Feb. 3 meeting reviewed the draft language prepared by town solicitor […]

Millsboro annexation sought for Peninsula Regional ambulatory medical campus

MILLSBORO — An ambulatory medical campus in Peninsula Regional Health System Inc.’s growing healthcare network is being proposed on rural property bordering Millsboro’s northern town limits. Annexation is an initial step. Town of Millsboro officials and council are working diligently to consider a request from Kenneth Adams on behalf of a family entity to annex […]

Proposal in works for new Millsboro restaurant at former Georgia House

MILLSBORO — An effort is underway to fill a commercial restaurant void in downtown Millsboro following the closure of the Georgia House nearly a year ago. A lease/purchase agreement is in the works for a future restaurant venture earmarked for property in the 100 block of Main Street, according to Virgil Ellwanger, part of a […]

DNREC accepting written comment on proposed Mountaire decree

DOVER – Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is accepting until March 2 written comment on the proposed consent decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc., to resolve spray irrigation/land application permit violations cited by DNREC in a Nov. 2, 2017 notice of violation. On Feb. 1, DNREC published a notice of lodging […]

Prosecutors secure convictions in Sussex County homicides

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WILMINGTON — A Sussex County Judge has found Millsboro’s A.J. McMullen guilty of murder, the Delaware Department of Justice announced. On Nov. 17, 2016, a passerby discovered Darrin Gibbs, also of Millsboro, lying face down on Monroe Street with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Witness testimony, ballistics evidence and video surveillance […]

Greater Millsboro Art League seeks to showcase artwork at town center

MILLSBORO — America’s constitutional First Amendment has been drawn into play with the Greater Millsboro Art League’s request to showcase artwork at the Millsboro Town Center. Last October, the town of Millsboro offered to cover electricity and propane costs for one year instead of reducing rent for the art league’s Main Street studio, property owned […]

Letter to the Editor: Support Millsboro Public Library

2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library. We’d like to thank the community for supporting our antiques appraisal event, our annual Book Sale, and our Dine and Donate events at Wayback Burgers and Blue Water Grill. These fundraisers help subsidize the library’s Summer Reading Program for […]